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Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Birthhome Tour

501 Auburn Avenue

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta in 1929 in the Sweet Auburn community, the thriving African-American hub of Atlanta. He grew up in a multi-generational family at 501 Auburn Avenue. During his twelve years here, young Martin was nurtured by his family, church, and neighborhood. His was a typical childhood in many ways: days were filled with school and church activities, family gatherings, and trips down Auburn Avenue to shop, go to the library, or buy a soda at the drug store.

We invite you to join us for a tour through a day in the life of the King family in 1939.

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501 Auburn Ave.
Illustration of floorplan Parlor Guest Bedroom Family Room and Study Dining Room Kitchen Laundry Christine's Room View from Front Porch View from Auburn Avenue Boy's Room Parent's Bedroom Second Floor Stairs Second Floor Hallway

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